Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling Review

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Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling

Can’t decide whether to wear a red or pink lipstick? With Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling (No. 5), you can wear both shades all at once. I love how beautiful it looks on the lips.

It can be worn for gradation lips, as well as two tone lips where I wear the pink shade on the upper lip and the red shade on the lower lip.

You’ll easily have perfect two-tone, gradation or ombre lips with the new Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar lipsticks. The hot pink and red shade combo of No. 5 Daring Darling is really awesome.

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling

LANEIGE TWO TONE LIP BAR

Achieve K-Actress’s Two tone lip makeup with the colors and skill of an artist.

Two tone, ombre or gradation lips have been here for a while, but it was only in the recent years that it’s been made popular by the Koreans. The new Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar promises to help you create the perfect lip color for gradation lips.

AVAILABLE SHADES:

No. 1 Magenta Muse
No. 2 Red Blossom
No. 3 Pink Salmon
No. 4 Milk Blurring
No. 5 Daring Darling
No. 6 Pink Step
No. 7 Cashmere Nude
No. 8 Neon Juice
No. 9 Dolly Grape
No. 10 Burgundy Love

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling

LANEIGE TWO TONE LIP BAR
NO. 5 DARING DARLING

Attractive lips with optimal color combination. The optimal color combination contained in one lipstick makes the lips beautiful by expressing attractive Two Tone makeup.

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar No. 5 Daring Darling is my favorite shade from the new lipstick line. It’s also one of the bestsellers, along with Red Blossom. I love the combination of bright, hot pink and red.

Because the shades in this two-tone lipstick are both vibrant, the gradation effect is not so much noticeable. But it’s still beautiful.

The floral scent, which is evident in the tube, is not transferred to the lips. Once applied on the lips, there’s also no noticeable taste.

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling Swatches

You will notice in the arm swatch above that both shades are very intense indeed. Here, you can see their shade difference. But once applied on the lips, they almost blend with each other. Especially when you apply it as recommended.

I love how the cool-toned pink is able to work well with the slightly warm-toned red. Both of the shades in Daring Darling are very pigmented and a single swipe on your pucker will give you an opaque color already. However, in the arm swatch above, I had only swatched it lightly so as not to break the lipstick. But even when swatched lightly, 3 swipes also give an opaque coverage. It’s able to cover my pigmented lips without any need for a lip concealer.

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling

Unlike the Dior Addict Tie Dye Edition where the second color is in the middle of the lipstick, these Two Tone Lip Bars have a diagonal cut design.

Because of its diagonal cut design, you can achieve natural gradation with Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar. It blurs the color boundaries between the two shades naturally. Therefore, there is no harsh line between them.

You have to note, though, that because the Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar lipsticks have a slim rectangular shape, they are a bit fragile. They are also softer than regular lipsticks because they have a very moisturizing formula.

Daring Darling does not suck the moisture from my lips. However, it’s not as moisturizing as Red Blossom. It will also accentuate chapped lips, so I would advise exfoliating the lips beforehand. You might also want to apply a hydrating lip balm before putting this on, just to be sure.

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling Lip Swatches

Laneige Daring Darling is very creamy and smooth. It glides easily across the lips. But even with its creamy texture, it doesn’t slide around the lips and does not feather as well.

It is fairly long lasting and wears for around 5 to 6 hours on my lips. Even after eating and drinking, some of the color are still left on the lips. I can get away with not having to reapply it.

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling

HOW TO USE

STEP 1: Lower Lip
Glide the Lip Bar on your lower lip to let the main color applied inside your lip.

STEP 2: Upper Lip
Turn the Lip Bar upside down and glide it on your upper lip to let the main color applied inside your lip.

STEP 3: Gradation
Press your lips together and go “Mmmmm~”

 
Here’s a video of how to apply it correctly:


 

ADDITIONAL SWATCHES OF LANEIGE TWO TONE LIP BAR

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Swatches

Two Tone Lip Bar swatches from L-R (photo above):

No. 1 Magenta Muse
No. 2 Red Blossom
No. 3 Pink Salmon
No. 4 Milk Blurring
No. 5 Daring Darling

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Swatches

Two Tone Lip Bar swatches from L-R (photo above):

No. 6 Pink Step
No. 7 Cashmere Nude
No. 8 Neon Juice
No. 9 Dolly Grape
No. 10 Burgundy Love

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling

The plastic, sliding rectangular packaging is also two-toned. The body is white and the upper part including the cap is silver. The bottom part shows the featured shade of the lipstick and also indicates the shade number.

What I don’t like is the way you push the lip color out from the tube. There is a lever at the body part of the tube which you pull down to reveal the lipstick. To hide it again, you have to push the lever up. I’m not used to this kind of orientation. If only I could invert the settings. I want to push up the lever to reveal the lip color then pull down to hide. Anyways, I’m already starting to get used to it. 🙂

PRECAUTIONS

1. Slide “down” the button when you want to push “up” the lip bar

2. Do not slide down the button when it’s covered by the cap

3. Slim, rectangular shape and extra moisturising properties makes the lipstick easy to break. Please slide down the button one level at a time.

4. Be careful not to scratch the lip bar when you put the cap on.

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling
Left Photo credit: Laneige

I just love Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling! I already mentioned that it’s my favorite from the line because I love how bright and hot it is. I bought it for Php1,200 from the Laneige kiosk in Robinsons Manila, and it’s really worth every penny.

AVAILABILITY: Permanent (I hope it doesn’t get discontinued!)
PRICE: around $16
BUY IT HERE: United States | Canada | UK

Have you tried Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Daring Darling? Do you like the shade combination in this lipstick?

Alyssa Melanie

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